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This article was published on January 6, 2009

    Explore the fonts on your computer with Flipping Typical

    Explore the fonts on your computer with Flipping Typical
    Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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    Ernst-Jan Pfauth

    Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

    If you’re not a professional designer, it might be hard to come up with the right font for the right message. Stuart Robinson wants to make your life easier by offering you a new to explore the popular typefaces on your computer. It’s called Flipping Typical and it’s actually really handy. Just type in the test text and make your pick out of the results:

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    He has created some hidden elements and measured them before and after changing their font-family to figure out which fonts are on your computer. It works with on Firefox 2+, Safari 3+, IE7+ (OS/X a fair bit nicer than Windows).

    By the way, Zee wrote about another interesting font tool last week. WhatTheFont detects fonts from images for you.